"Henry Mayhew's "London Labour and the London Poor" takes the fascinated and appalled reader deep into the world of the Victorian underclass...It's a book you'll want to keep as well as reread." --The Washington Post
"A smartly presented abridgement...highly welcome." -- Forward
About the Author
Henry Mayhew was a journalist, novelist, dramatist, and one of the founding editors of Punch. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement and is Fellow and Tutor in English at Magdalen College, Oxford.